Thomas Walton, left, Charlotte Collier, and Natalie Lopez, right, were awarded an additional four hours of pay at the MStar Hotel for being part of the team that collected the most amount of garbage when they took part in the clean-up Kitimat campaign. (Katie Peacock photo)

Thomas Walton, left, Charlotte Collier, and Natalie Lopez, right, were awarded an additional four hours of pay at the MStar Hotel for being part of the team that collected the most amount of garbage when they took part in the clean-up Kitimat campaign. (Katie Peacock photo)

Kitimat’s MStar Hotel brings out staff’s competitive clean-up side

The hotel staff circulated the Big Spruce Trailhead and picked up as much garbage as they could

MStar Hotel General Manager, Vanessa Couto, created an incentive for her staff to participate in the sixth annual clean-up Kitimat campaign.

On Friday, May 28, staff of the MStar hotel circulated around the Big Spruce Trailhead and picked up as much garbage as they could, for the clean-up campaign.

“I’m just happy that MStar was able to give back to the community throughout these trying times. Hopefully, other companies within the area will follow suit in the coming years,” Couto stated.

Hoping to get all staff members involved, Couto told her MStar employees they would be paid for their two-and-a-half hours of service.

Creating a little competition between employees, staff was also split into two teams and whichever team collected the most garbage won an additional four hours of pay per staff member on the team.

“It was a great incentive to get everyone involved and I’m grateful to work in an environment where everyone cares about the community around them,” MStar hotel staff member Katie Peacock said.

During the week of the clean-up campaign, the district waived the limit on the number of garbage cans/bags allowed to entice people to give that extra effort during their spring cleanings.

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L-R: Montana Murray, Connor Best, with general manager Vanessa Cuoto who set up a hot dog station at the Big Spruce Trailhead for staff to grab a snack during the clean-up Kitimat campaign. (Katie Peacock photo)

L-R: Montana Murray, Connor Best, with general manager Vanessa Cuoto who set up a hot dog station at the Big Spruce Trailhead for staff to grab a snack during the clean-up Kitimat campaign. (Katie Peacock photo)

L-R: Vanessa Couto, Montana Murray, Connor Best, Dawn Best, Natalia Lopez, Thomas Walton, and Charlotte Collier partaking in the clean-up Kitimat campaign on May 28. (Katie Peacock photo)

L-R: Vanessa Couto, Montana Murray, Connor Best, Dawn Best, Natalia Lopez, Thomas Walton, and Charlotte Collier partaking in the clean-up Kitimat campaign on May 28. (Katie Peacock photo)